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Chili Cook-off Fundraiser to Support Gulf Oil Spill Response

The BlueMountain Oil Spill Response team hosted another successful fundraiser!  Participants in the Chili Cook-off were invited to bring a pot of chili made from their favorite recipe for a chance to win some great prizes donated by local restaurants.

Chili Cook off Fundraiser to Support Gulf Oil Spill Response

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There were 25 participants with homemade chili recipes that included ingredients ranging from traditional classics like chili peppers to wild additions like venison and pineapples! There was even an apple dessert that came with ice cream (which was a great way to cool down after sampling 25 chilies ranging from mild to very hot)!

Guests and eager samplers were able to test each for a donation, and the fundraiser wound up raising almost $700 to add to the Oil Spill Response team budget!  Thank you so much to all our participants and guests, it wouldn’t have been so successful without you!

To view photos from this event and other fundraisers, check out our photo channel. Or visit our BlueMountain.com YouTube channel to see videos!

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Introducing the BlueMountain.com Oil Spill Response

It all started with the news of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  About ten of us from BlueMountain.com started talking about how we could get involved to help the people, the animals, the clean-up effort, or in any way we could.  We explored a number of  options, but ran into several roadblocks –helping the animals requires a license and helping to clean up would take away even more jobs from the communities affected by the disaster.  So the team decided to fly to Alabama to offer encouragement and support to affected families there.  The BlueMountain.com Oil Spill Response Team will be in Alabama the first weekend of December to spread some holiday cheer.  We will be posting updates, photos, and even video from our fund raising to our final trip.  So stay tuned to hear all the details!

Meet Stephanie Kinder (right) & Patty Price (left) from the BlueMountain.com Oil Spill Response team.  They are members of the BlueMountain.com Marketing Department, and talk a little about the start of the oil spill response team effort in this informal interview:

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Do you know someone affected by the devastation in the Gulf?  They’d probably love to hear from you.  One way you can show your concern is by sending them well wishes with a BlueMountain eCard.

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